Earthquake Details

Bolt (1993) reported feeling this earthquake in Coogee, a Sydney NSW suburb, whilst sitting quietly in his study (he remembered incorectly that the month was September). A stone meat shed at Rocky Plains was cracked during the earthquake.
Magnitude: 5.3 (ML)
Depth: 15 km
Tsunamigenic: Not available

Date and Time
UTC: 18 May 1959 @ 06:12:59
Sydney Time: 18 May 1959 @ 16:12:59 (AEST)

Coordinates: -36.218, 148.640

Solution status
Last updated: 27 January 2010 @ 14:54:41 (AEDT)
Solution finalised: Yes
Source: Not available

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Data retrieved: 12/02/2016 @ 01:40:01 (UTC)